Honeydew intake of the weaver antPolyrhachis simplex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) attending the aphidChaitophorous populialbae (Homoptera: Aphididae)

@article{Degen2005HoneydewIO,
  title={Honeydew intake of the weaver antPolyrhachis simplex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) attending the aphidChaitophorous populialbae (Homoptera: Aphididae)},
  author={A. Allan Degen and Mordechai Gersani and Yamil Avivi and N. Weisbrot},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={211-215}
}
SummaryThe weaver ant,Polyrhachis simplex, inhabits areas characterized by high ambient temperatures, year round open water and Homoptera-hosting plants. Its main food source is “honeydew” excreted by four homoptera species. We estimated the daily energy expenditure ofP. simplex and measured its energy intake of honeydew when it attended the aphidChaitophorous populialbae. Daily energy expenditure was estimated as 1.85 to 2.58 J/day and energy intake was calculated as 8.18 to 24.54 J/day, i.e… 

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